In accordance with the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014, a central purchasing body (CPB) is a contracting authority providing centralised purchasing activities, that is making acquisitions, managing dynamic purchasing systems or awarding public contracts or framework agreements for other contracting authorities (CAs), with or without remuneration.
CPBs could operate in two different manners : as a wholesalers by buying, stocking and reselling, or as intermediaries, by awarding contracts or concluding framework agreements to be used by CAs.
CPBs operate at different levels : central, regional, or sectorial (e.g. in the health sector).
The CPBs Network exists since 2012. This is an informal network involving central purchasing bodies (CPBs) of some Member States of the European Union or other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The Network has been created in order to offer to the CPBs, despite of their differences, the opportuny to discuss about the main challenges they are facing in the field of public procurement, and to exchange best practices.
The Network meets twice a year, in Spring and Autumn.
After being on hold for a period, Parisian life is back with the fine weather. With summer just around the corner, start embracing Parisian life by adopting the Paris attitude now. Terraces, cultural life, gastronomy … and although we have all missed the big museums and monuments, Parisian districts and authentic places are always waiting to be discovered!
Paris is famous for its architecture, culture, cuisine, museums, and monuments. However, one of the most charming and lesser-known aspects of the city are its café and restaurant terraces.
These terraces are perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather, people-watching, and sipping coffee or wine. Whether it's for a croissant and coffee breakfast, a light lunch, or a romantic dinner, there is always a terrace for every occasion.
In summary, Parisian café and restaurant terraces are hidden gems of the city, offering a pleasant atmosphere and authentic local cuisine.
Paris is full of hidden gems, including its unique streets and parks. Monceau is a beautiful park with elegant bridges and a charming pyramid. The Rue Crémieux is a picturesque street filled with colorful houses and blooming flowers. The Galerie Vivienne is a historic covered passage with elegant shops and cafes.
Exploring these hidden gems is a great way to discover the local culture and beauty of Paris.
Paris is gearing up to host the 2024 Olympics from July 26 to August 11, 2024. With preparations underway, the city is excited to welcome athletes and visitors from around the world to showcase the best of human achievement in sports, culture, and international unity. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the 2024 Olympics in Paris!
A privileged location on the left bank of the Seine for business meetings and exceptional events. Located near to the Hôtel des Invalides and the Palais Bourbon.
49-51 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris
4 min from Invalides station
6 min from Assemblée Nationale station
7 min from Varenne station
Invalides Car park, 23 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris
30 min from Orly Airport, 40 min from Roissy CDG Airport
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The last CPB meeting in Paris was in 2015. A long time ago !
It is a great pleasure for UGAP to organize, for the second time, the CPB Meeting. An event for fruitfull discussion and friendly relations beetwen experts of Public Procurement.
We look forward to seeing you in Paris.
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